Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Announcement, Books, Canada, Education, Event, Maritimes, Northeast
The long awaited Halifax Anarchist Bookfair is set for Sept. 8th, 2018! For anarchists, and those curious about anarchism.
Calling all co-conspirators and collaborators, lovers of freedom and books, haters of capitalism and government. Join us in our efforts as we launch the first annual Halifax Anarchist Bookfair. We are currently looking for accomplices in the form of tablers, presenters, performers, event organizers, volunteers, promoters, community endorsers, and more.
In a world teetering on the brink of disasters due to industrial capitalism, and experiencing the rising power of authoritarian populists and nationalism, we feel it is vitally important that anarchist gatherings take place. We must create spaces for ourselves to share our stories and ideas, connect our struggles, build our movements, and deepen our affinities, and lay plans for the trying times ahead. It is equally important for us to create openings at this juncture in history for the broader public to join us in our various struggles and to explore and meaningfully engage with the idea of doing away with coercive force, and building a world based on mutual aid, solidarity, and freedom for all.
The Anarchist Bookfair isn’t only about books! With your help we hope to incorporate art installations and creative interventions, shows, parties, games, actions, performances, films, assemblies, DIY skill-shares, a rad kids zone, and autonomous events throughout the weekend. Please get in touch with your proposals, inquiries, table requests, and wildest dreams at [email protected] or [email protected] by July 20th, 2018.
The bookfair itself, and most workshops, will take place Saturday Sept. 8 at the Shambala School in Halifax’s North End on unceded Mi’kmaqi territory.
For a more Anarchic Halifax, and a freer, more joyful, and just world!
ps. We know Halifax is far from most other major cities, get in touch if you want to participate but distance feels like a barrier. We’ll try to work out creative solutions to this issue.